Tristan Prettyman Saves Oceans and Climate With Latest Album


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Singer/Songwriter Tristan Prettyman is using her sophomore album, Hello, to do more than raise money. She donated a song "War Outta Peace" to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), which created a DVD to raise awareness about the benefits of renewable energy. She is also volunteering to clean up beaches along her tour route and you can join in the fun.

When not on tour Prettyman lives a very Treehugger life, driving a hybrid, composting in her backyard and recycling just about everything she can find. This album gave her the chance to live the green lifestyle both on the road and at home.Prettyman Offsets Her Album

For her song donation with BEF, Prettyman received 30 green tags, which are the equivalent of one mega-watt of solar energy and offset the CO2 that was produced during the recording of her album. This is the equivalent of taking four cars off the road for an entire year, or planting five acres of trees. According to Prettyman, "having grown up in San Diego, I spent most of my time at the beach and can't imagine what life would be like without the surf and the sand."

The album itself builds on her first album, with a very mellow, bluesy, surf-rock feel to it. Many say that her lyrics and melodies have the wisdom of an old soul, and it definitely shines through on this album.

Tristan Volunteers with Barefoot Wine

Wanna meet up with Tristan Prettyman? Why not ditch your shoes, grab a garbage bag and help cleanup a local beach. Prettyman is teaming up with Barefoot Wine this summer to clean up beaches, raise awareness about the state of the oceans and give away some prizes.

G. Love and Surfrider Foundation will also be out at the cleanups. Surfrider notes that each year over 25,000 beaches are closed and posted as unhealthy and therefore they have been very involved in beach cleanups and ocean conservation events around the world. After each cleanup, volunteers will be treated to a show by both Prettyman and G Love.

Volunteer Events:

Montauk, NY Saturday, May 31, 2008

Austin (Town Lake), TX Saturday, July 12, 2008

San Francisco (Ocean Beach), CA Saturday, July 26, 2008

TBD — America Votes! Saturday, August 23, 2008

The next event is this coming Saturday in California so don't be shy, and get involved. The fourth stop will be determined by just a click and a vote. To attend an event, simply register online.

Barefoot Wines and Surfrider Foundation
Barefoot Wine has been involved in community activities for the last 20 years and has donated over $250,000 to Surfrider since 1997 when Barefoot Wines launched the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.

Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.

Related Links:
How to Run a Beach Cleanup
Surfrider's Catch of the Day
http://www.greentagsusa.org
http://www.tristanprettyman.com
G.Love on Bonnaroo
Southern California Beach Cleanups
How to Green Your Outdoor Sports

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